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Links and whatnot for Tuesday
   October 27, 2015 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

In case you have been out of the loop the last couple of days, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL and US Soccer all officially announced that the United States will be the host of next summer’s Copa America Centenario.

The US U-17 team was knocked out of the U-17 World Cup.

Julian Green had a hat trick over the weekend.  Ryan Malone scored his first goal in his first start since heading to Germany.  And Kenny Saief had an assist over the weekend.

US Soccer has parted ways with head trainer Sue Falsone.

We might not see another American at AZ Alkmaar as Director of Football Earnie Stewart has left the club to join the Philadelphia Union as their sporting director.

I think Bob Bradley has been “linked” to Aston Villa couple different times but he denied the latest rumors with them firing manager Tim Sherwood recently.

Dom Dwyer will get his US passport in 2017 and he might be interested in playing for the US.

ESPN’s Doug McIntyre has his latest USMNT hot list.

#FreeBenny.

Gedion Zelalem’s loan with Rangers ends in January but the club wants to extend it until the end of the season.

Tim Howard is getting some crap in England about the goals he gave up to Arsenal this past weekend.

Geoff Cameron picked up a thigh injury over the weekend and looks to be out for a week.

Andrija Novakovich scored a goal with Reading’s U-21 team yesterday.

Jordan Morris continues to do Jordan Morris things at Stanford (goal and assist).

And finally, Zarek Valentin wrote some words on five things he has learned as a professional.

 
Categories: Andrija Novakovich, Benny Feilhaber, Bob Bradley, Dom Dwyer, Earnie Stewart, Gedion Zelalem, Geoff Cameron, Jordan Morris, Julian Green, Kenny Saief, Ryan Malone, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, US U-17 National Team, Zarek Valentin
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A day late links
   October 23, 2015 (8:14 AM) by Matt Benson
 

I was going to post these yesterday but I have been a little under the weather and thought my head was going to explode yesterday.  So here we are now.

John D. Halloran did some depth charting with the USMNT earlier this week.

Bob Bradley is being linked to French Ligue 2 side Le Havre.

It looks like Jurgen Klinsmann is not really the US technical director anymore despite the title.  Yay power struggles.

So I guess Fabian Johnson is not hurt as he plugged away another 90 minutes in Champions League action this week.

Darlington Nagbe is finally on Jurgen Klinsmann’s radar.

Rubio Rubin needs surgery for a stress fracture in his foot.

The US U-23 team will face Colombia in a two-game playoff in March for a spot in the Olympics.  We don’t know the exact dates/venues yet, but the first game will be in Colombia.

Jordan Morris continues to do Jordan Morris things at Stanford.

Adam Bedell scored a goal in Denmark earlier this week.

Learn more on Jordan Siebatcheu courtesy of Brian Sciaretta.

Zak Whitbread signed a short-term deal with Shrewsbury Town last week.

Fernando Arce Jr. scored a goal with Tijuana’s U-20 team last week.

Here is a video of Christian Eissele and Kemi Kings celebrating their league title.

And finally, New York Red Bulls Academy graduate Kyle Duncan has signed with French Ligue 2 club Valenciennes FC.

 
Categories: Adam Bedell, Bob Bradley, Christian Eissele, Darlington Nagbe, Fabian Johnson, Fernando Arce Jr., Jordan Morris, Jordan Siebatcheu, Kyle Duncan, Rubio Rubin, US Men's National Team, US U-23 National Team, Zak Whitbread
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Quick link action for Thursday
   September 17, 2015 (12:15 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Life is busy so I will keep this short and to the point.

Here is the USMNT 35-man provisional roster for the CONCACAF Cup.

It is looking more and more like Copa America won’t be taking place in the US next summer.

Fabian Johnson has returned to light training with Borussia Monchengladbach.

Tim Howard was named Everton’s Player of the Month for August.

Lynden Gooch was named U-21 Premier League Player of the Month for August.

Josh Gatt needs to repair his knee a third time now.  Ugh.

DeAndre Yedlin will wear #24 at Sunderland.  Here is a video interview with Yedlin on Sunderland’s website.  Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat says he doesn’t know much about Yedlin yet.

Andrija Novakovich had an assist with Reading’s U-21 team earlier this week.

Mukwelle Akale scored a bitchin’ goal for Villarreal’s U-19 team recently.

Jordan Morris is scoring goals with Stanford.

Someone made an every touch video of Gedion Zelalem’s latest game with Rangers.

Desevio Payne has returned to playing after being hurt.

And finally, Carolina Rapids Academy goalkeeper Gabe Rosario looks to be headed to Reading.

 
Categories: Andrija Novakovich, DeAndre Yedlin, Desevio Payne, Fabian Johnson, Gabe Rosario, Gedion Zelalem, Jordan Morris, Josh Gatt, Lynden Gooch, Mukwelle Akale, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team
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Tuesday morning links
   September 1, 2015 (12:06 AM) by Matt Benson
 

We have reached the international week and the US has its last two friendlies before the CONCACAF Cup (more on that later).  Here is the roster Jurgen Klinsmann has called in for the friendlies, which is heavy on center backs.

You might have noticed that Timothy Chandler and DaMarcus Beasley were both absent from that roster and that is because they are both hurt and Chandler is going to be out for a while.

One player seeking his first cap is the Wooten Clan, Andrew Wooten.  Brian Sciaretta has some more on him.

While Clint Dempsey is not joining the team until the second game, Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid thinks it is not a given that Dempsey will play with the US due to his hamstring injury.

Brian Straus has a piece up on SI.com on the current roster.

Some of the players went sightseeing yesterday.

Roughly 24,500 tickets have been sold for Friday’s friendly against Peru.

While CONCACAF has cut ties with Traffic Sports, it has partnered with SUM (Soccer United Marketing) to serve as commercial representative for the CONCACAF Cup, which is apparently the new name for the Confederations Cup playoff game.

The US is expected to have a friendly against Costa Rica after the CONCACAF Cup, although a venue hasn’t been selected yet.

Jordan Morris is getting back into form just in time for the CONCACAF Cup.

Darlington Nagbe is expected to become a US citizen in September (he is taking his naturalization test on September 10).

The US U-23 team is in England this week and you can check out that roster here.  US Soccer’s Twitter account has posted a couple photos from the camp (here and here).

The US U-20 team is also beginning a new cycle this month with a tournament in Serbia.  This current roster features two players who play abroad in Hannover 96’s Abuchi Obinwa and Chelsea’s Kyle Scott.

The end of the transfer window for most of Europe is upon us and a couple players have new teams while a couple others are still with their current teams when people thought they would be leaving.

DeAndre Yedlin is still with Tottenham at the moment despite loan interest from various teams across Europe, although signs point towards him ending up somewhere on loan.  My guess at this point would be a loan deal with some team in the English League Championship.

Fulham have decided to keep Emerson Hyndman despite several offers for the US U-23 midfielder.  While he has not featured for the Cottagers this season, he could also go out on loan to another English team.

Remember when the Colorado Rapids oddly sold Shane O’Neill to a team in Cyprus earlier this summer?  Well he has been oddly sold again this month to Belgian Jupiler Pro League side Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz after not appearing in any games for Apollon Limassol.

Bobby Warshaw has left Bærum in Norway for fellow OBOS-ligaen side Hønefoss.  He has already played in two games for Hønefoss over the last two weekends.

Conor O’Brien has a new home and it is with AC Horsens in the Danish 1st Division (second tier).

After six seasons with Helmond Sport, Charles Kazlauskas is now with De Treffers in the Dutch Topklasse (third tier).

The New York Times’ Sam Borden wrote some words on Ben Lederman’s situation at Barcelona.

We had some goals this past weekend.  Aron Johannsson opened up his account at Werder Bremen.  This is actually from last week, but Austin Berry scored his first goal in South Korea.  Christian Eissele now has four goals in four games since returning to Finland after scoring this past weekend.  Our updated goal tracker also has some info on other goals scored this past weekend, including three Americans all scoring for the same team in Malta.

We also had some assists this past weekend from some hype trains.  Gedion Zelalem looks like he is going to do well in Scotland and assisted on another goal.  Here is also a press conference from last week featuring him.  At the U19 level, Christian Pulisic assisted on a goal for Borussia Dortmund.

And no highlights of this one, but Maki Tall had a goal and an assist for FC Sion’s U21 team in a scrimmage.

And finally, Shaquell Moore made his first start for Huracán Valencia this past weekend, going 78 minutes and picking up a yellow card in a 1-1 draw to Valencia II.

 
Categories: Abuchi Obinwa, Andrew Wooten, Aron Johannsson, Austin Berry, Ben Lederman, Bobby Warshaw, Charles Kazlauskas, Christian Eissele, Christian Pulisic, Clint Dempsey, Conor O'Brien, DaMarcus Beasley, Darlington Nagbe, DeAndre Yedlin, Emerson Hyndman, Gedion Zelalem, Jordan Morris, Kyle Scott, Maki Tall, Shane O'Neill, Shaquell Moore, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, US U-23 National Team
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Two USMNT roster/injury updates
   July 1, 2015 (5:35 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Two things for you on Wednesday.

Brad Davis has a knee injury which is going to rule him out of the Gold Cup.  Since the tournament hasn’t started yet, the US can fill out paperwork in order to replace someone on the roster with someone who was on the 35-man provisional roster.  That lucky player who gets to “come on down” is left back Greg Garza.  He is headed to Nashville to join the team for Friday’s friendly against Guatemala.

And while a lot of fans wanted to see Jordan Morris on the Gold Cup roster, we might know why he wasn’t selected for the final 23-man roster as he had surgery yesterday for a stress fracture in one of his legs.

 
Categories: Brad Davis, Greg Garza, Jordan Morris, US Men's National Team
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A few links for Tuesday
   June 30, 2015 (12:33 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Want some links?  Well, here you go.

According to Steven Goff, the USMNT will be taking on Peru in a friendly at RFK Stadium in Washinton D.C. in September.  The US hasn’t faced Peru since a 1-0 win at the 2000 Gold Cup.

Want to impress your friends with knowledge of the US U-23 goalkeeper pool?  Thankfully we have Will to set us straight.

Brian Span went the full 90 minutes and scored his second league goal of the season in Mariehamn’s 1-1 draw to HIFK on Sunday.  Here are the highlights.  A couple other guys scored if you follow along with our goal tracker.

We also had some goals in friendlies over the last couple days.

Kenny Saief scored for Gent in a 2-2 draw to SK Deinze.  Nermin Crnkic scored a goal for Jablonec in a 2-1 win in something called the Minister Cup.  And Andrew Wooten scored a goal for Sandhausen in a 1-0 win over Würzburger Kickers.

Shaq Moore’s Huracán Valencia CF did not win promotion to Spain’s second division (lost 3-1 on aggregate), but you can learn more about his club here.

Desevio Payne looked pretty good for the US U-20 team earlier this month and he signed a professional deal with Groningen last Friday.

US youth player Brooks Lennon was able to get an Irish passport which is allowing him to sign with Liverpool.

The Seattle Times’ Matt Pentz talked to Jordan Morris about his possible future.

Aron Johannsson might be interested in playing in MLS at some point in the near future.

Steve Cherundolo has been named manager of Hannover’s U-17 team.

Joe Funicello’s career has taken a weird twist and he has been named to the coaching staff at BI/Bolungarvik in Iceland.

To go along with his Serbian/Russian interest, Cesar Romero is also getting looked at by some Mexican clubs according to Greg Seltzer.

And finally, today’s sketchy looking website silly season rumor of the day (so it must be true) has Swansea looking at Matt Miazga.

 
Categories: Andrew Wooten, Aron Johannsson, Brian Span, Brooks Lennon, Cesar Romero, Desevio Payne, Joe Funicello, Jordan Morris, Kenny Saief, Matt Miazga, Nermin Crnkic, Shaquell Moore, Steve Cherundolo, US Men's National Team, US U-23 National Team
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Wednesday USMNT updates
   June 3, 2015 (3:50 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Two small things for Wednesday.

Jordan Morris has been added to the USMNT roster for the upcoming friendlies in Europe.  Morris had been with the U-23s in France at the Toulon Tournament , but it doesn’t look like they are going to advance out of the group stage.

The news first leaked when US Soccer sent out a tweet this morning of the equipment manager printing the names on the jerseys and the roster list contained Morris’ name.  After that speculation, US Soccer officially announced the roster addition.

Aron Johannsson ended his 2014-15 season on a roll for AZ Alkmaar, including winning Goal of the Year and Performance of the Year in the legendary OT XI.  While it was just at training, he added another impressive goal to his highlight film this week with the USMNT.

#USMNT @aronjo is making habit of finishes like this.

A video posted by U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) on

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Jordan Morris, US Men's National Team
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Seis de Mayo links
   May 6, 2015 (12:19 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Had one too many margaritas last night?  Nothing a few links can’t help.

As Howie posted yesterday, Birmingham City is letting Will Packwood go while offering Jonathan Spector a new contract.

I posted a couple tidbits on the USMNT, U-23 and U-17 teams earlier this week but I also forgot to include that the U-23 team will be holding a camp in England in September.  They will play friendlies against England and Qatar during the camp.

Jordan Morris made an appearance on the Men in Blazers podcast last and it was enjoyable.

The biggest smile you have ever seen on Michael Bradley?

Edgar Castillo made ESPN’s Liga MX Team of the Weekend.

The Guardian’s Jack Kerr interviewed Fabian Johnson.

According to Terrence Boyd’s Instagram, he is having minor surgery this week to remove a cyst from his calf and to clean out his knee.

It looks like Fulham (and Emerson Hyndman) will be wearing a 1975 FA Cup Final inspired shirt next year.  I believe this is the first collar on a Fulham shirt since 2007-08.

Amando Moreno really wants to make the U-20 World Cup roster as he scored two goals last Friday and followed that up with another goal yesterday with Tijuana’s U-20 team.

Marc Pelosi did not play with Liverpool’s U-21 team last week because he got to train with the senior team.

And it looks like Liverpool might have their eyes on another American youth player in Adolfo Trujillo.

Fox Sports is expected to land the TV rights to next year’s Copa América Centenario.

Danny Cruz might need to borrow Mike Conley’s mask at the current rate of getting cleats to the face this past week.

J.R. Eskilson spoke to Sam Strong about how an encounter with Jurgen Klinsmann in an airport helped him get his US U-23 call-up last month.

Steven Goff is hearing that Duke product Jeremy Ebobisse and Virginia’s Jake Rozhansky are headed to Europe for some trials.

I recently learned of another former US Soccer Development Academy player in Germany.  Faisal Almubaslat is a 17-year-old winger at Tennis Borussia Berlin playing with their U-17 team in the B-Junioren Bundesliga Nord/Nordost.  He had a few goals and assists in April as you can see in these highlights against RB Leipzig and Concordia Hamburg.

And finally, a little plug for our goal tracker.  There have been a lot of goals, especially in lower leagues, as of late and it will keep you up to date with who is scoring (and links to highlights when available).

 
Categories: Adolfo Trujillo, Amando Moreno, Danny Cruz, Edgar Castillo, Emerson Hyndman, Fabian Johnson, Faisal Almubaslat, Jake Rozhansky, Jeremy Ebobisse, Jonathan Spector, Jordan Morris, Marc Pelosi, Michael Bradley, Samuel Strong, Terrence Boyd, US U-23 National Team, Will Packwood
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Hump day link randomness
   April 22, 2015 (12:46 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A bunch of links that are all over the place.

Roderick is over in Europe on vacation so no The OT Report for this past weekend.  As for some highlights, we had goals by Cole Grossman, Evin Nadaner, Cesar Romero, Björn Maars Johnsen, Jay Denny and a brace by Christian Pulisic.  We also had assists by Joe Corona and Aron JohannssonFreddy Adu made his debut in Finland.  Bobby Wood returned from injury and started for Erzgebirge Aue.

As for the mid week so far, Gedion Zelalem help setup a goal for Arsenal’s U-21 team.  Michael Orozco had an assist as Puebla won the Copa MX final over Chivas (Herculez Gomez watched from the bench).  And Andrija Novakovich scored a goal for Reading’s U-21 team.

The US U-20 team is in Austria this week and here is their roster.  They had a 2-2 draw against Qatar yesterday with the US goals coming from Amando Moreno and Conor Donovan.

The US U-23 team will take on Mexico later tonight at the StubHub Center.  Here is their roster.  Apparently manager Andi Herzog asked Hamburg permission for Julian Green to stay after last week’s friendly against Mexico for this game but they didn’t respond yes to him until Green was already on a plane back to Germany.  Herzog also wants to create a pipeline to the USMNT with the U-23 team.  And  Liviu Bird’s random observation from training earlier this week, Jordan Morris has Type 1 diabetes and tests his blood sugar during training.

For those of you that miss watching grainy Youtube videos of Josh Gatt flying down the wings, we have some good news.  He has been cleared to play again after a couple knee surgeries.

Hannover 96 did some shuffling around of their coaching staff and Steve Cherundolo has been promoted to an assistant.

Greg Seltzer took a look at Danny Williams’ performance in the FA Cup semifinals from the weekend.

The USMNT’s 2-0 victory over Mexico last week did well ratings-wise for Fox Sports 1.

Pele thinks the US should host the 2026 World Cup.

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Gedion Zelalem made The Telegraph’s Top 35 hottest prospects in who play in England list.

Mukwelle Akale and Villarreal won the División de Honor Juvenil de Fútbol Group 7 title.

And finally, Tim Ream is better than Jordan Spieth at golf.

 
Categories: Amando Moreno, Andrija Novakovich, Aron Johannsson, Björn Maars Johnsen, Bobby Wood, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Cesar Romero, Christian Pulisic, Cole Grossman, Conor Donovan, Danny Williams, Evin Nadaner, Freddy Adu, Gedion Zelalem, Jay Denny, Joe Corona, Jordan Morris, Josh Gatt, Julian Green, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Mukwelle Akale, Steve Cherundolo, Tim Ream, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, US U-23 National Team
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Inside the Numbers: Jordan Morris’ goal against Mexico
   April 17, 2015 (8:23 AM) by Matt Benson
 

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I finally had some time to sit down and look up some random stuff on the significance on Jordan Morris’ goal from Wednesday night to go along with other stuff that came out Wednesday night.  Hopefully it is his first of many more to come.  Enjoy the numbers.

* Jordan Morris was the 50th USMNT player all-time to score against Mexico (Juan Agudelo later became the 51st).

* He is the first college player to score for the US against Mexico since Dante Washington in 1991 while he was still at Radford.

* He became the sixth US player since 2000 to score his first international goal against Mexico, joining Landon Donovan, Josh Wolff, Jimmy Conrad, Jozy Altidore and Michael Orozco (h/t Paul Carr).

* He is the first US player to score in his first career start which was also against Mexico since Jozy Altidore in 2008.

* At 20 years and 171 days old on Wednesday, he also became the youngest US player to score against Mexico since Jozy Altidore (18 years, 92 days) in 2008.  Here is a look at the youngest US players to score against Mexico since 1970 (Juan Agudelo also makes the Top 10 with his goal on Wednesday).

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Categories: Inside the Numbers, Jordan Morris, US Men's National Team
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